QuickTicket

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You can quickly create a ticket using the QuickCreate-portlet (Homepage Component) on "RT-at-a-glance" home page. But you can neighter directly change the status of the new ticket nor add values to a custom field. Sometimes you just want to quickly create a ticket for documentation purpose. Because of that it would be helpfull to create it with status "resolved" and some values for custom fields.

Create new portlet

First create a new portlet that is called "QuickTicket":
Copy html/Elements/QuickCreate to local/html/Elements/QuickTicket
To use it on your homepage you have to change etc/RT_Config.pm. Look for $HomepageComponents and add "QuickTicket" to it; e.g.:

Set($HomepageComponents, [qw(QuickCreate QuickTicket Quicksearch MyAdminQueues MySupportQueues MyReminders RefreshHomepage Dashboards SavedSearches)]);

Now you can add your new portlet "QuickTicket" to your homepage but it is just a clone of QuickCreate.

Update portlet name and id

Find the line that says 

 <div class="quick-create">

and change it to

 <div class="quick-ticket">

Find the line that says


and change the part that says "QuickCreate" and change it to "QuickTicket".

Add status to portlet

Adding a select-box for the ticket-status, which has resolved-status preselected:

<&|/l&>Status</&>: <& /Elements/SelectStatus, Name=>"Status", Default => "resolved" &>

Add custom fields to portlet

To add the custom fields of the current selected queue is a bit more complicated, because the fields has to change if the user selects another queue. To prevent a new page load every time the user changes the queue you can load the fields in background using AJAX.
First you need a component that returns the custom fields for a queue. Create local/html/QuickTicketCustomFields.html with the following content:

<& /Ticket/Elements/EditCustomFields, %ARGS, QueueObj => $QueueObj, InTable => 1 &> 
<& /Ticket/Elements/EditTransactionCustomFields, %ARGS, QueueObj => $QueueObj, InTable => 1 &>

<%init>

my $Queue = $ARGS{Queue};
my $QueueObj = RT::Queue->new($session{'CurrentUser'});
$QueueObj->Load($Queue) || Abort(loc("Queue could not be loaded."));
</%init>

Now add a new row to local/html/Elements/QuickTicket to display the custom fields

and some JavaScript to load the custom fields and display them:

To save entered values for custom fields you have to change index.html. Copy html/index.html to local/html/index.html and add the following lines:

if ( $ARGS{'QuickTicket'} ) {
    my $QueueObj = RT::Queue->new($session{'CurrentUser'});
    $QueueObj->Load($ARGS{Queue}) or Abort(loc("Queue could not be loaded."));
 my $CFs = $QueueObj->TicketCustomFields();

 my $ValidCFs = $m->comp(
     '/Elements/ValidateCustomFields',
     CustomFields => $CFs,
     ARGSRef => \%ARGS
 );

 if ( $ValidCFs && !$skip_create && $ARGS{'Subject'} && $ARGS{'Requestors'}) {
     my ($t, $msg) = CreateTicket(
                     From => $session{'CurrentUser'}->EmailAddress,
                      %ARGS,);
     push @results, $msg;
     %ARGS = undef;
     if ( $t && $t->Id && RT->Config->Get('DisplayTicketAfterQuickCreate', $session{'CurrentUser'}) ) {
         MaybeRedirectForResults(
             Actions   => \@results,
             Path      => '/Ticket/Display.html',
             Arguments => { id => $t->Id },
         );
     }
 }
 elsif (!($ARGS{'Subject'} && $ARGS{'Requestors'})) {
     push @results, loc("Please set subject and requestors");
 }
 elsif (!$ValidCFs) {
     push @results, loc("Please set required custom fields");
 }
 delete $ARGS{'QuickTicket'}; #otherwise there will be a redirect loop
 delete $ARGS{'QuickCreate'};
 MaybeRedirectForResults(
     Actions   => \@results,
     Path      => '/',
     Arguments => \%ARGS,
 );

}

Show entered values again

If you want previously entered values to be visible again after submitting the form with invalid data,
change line 78 of /local/html/index.html to:

<& /Elements/MyRT, %ARGS &>

Copy /html/Elements/MyRT to local/html/Elements/MyRT and change line 95 and following lines to

my %newArgs = (%{ $entry->{arguments} || {} }, %ARGS);
# XXX: security check etc.
$m->comp( $name, %newArgs );

Because of that QuickTicket is called with the arguments and previously entered values can be shown again.